User login


Germination Station


Source Institutions

    COSI

Add to listGo to activity
Germination Station

In this botany activity, learners will create an experiment about seed germination. This activity gives students an opportunity to explore how seeds germinate and react to surrounding conditions. Learners will participate in the process of scientific inquiry by formulating questions and designing and completing an experiment to answer these questions.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 7 days

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Square plastic jar
  • Paper towels
  • Construction paper
  • Seeds of various kinds, both dicots and monocots including radish, bean (both dry and pre-soaked), sunflower, corn, grass, etc.
  • Water
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rubber bands
  • Sharpie markers
  • Scissors
  • Wooden skewers

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Asking Questions
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Gardening

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

Share


User Lists


This resource is part of these lists: